YOU GUYS! That was so fun! Thanks to everyone who participated. The lucky ducks are:
#3 – Lindsey – Rift earrings
#19 – Ginny – Odyssey necklace
#40 – Kristina – AEGIS necklace
Winners – I’ve emailed you, so get back to me with your address and I’ll get these shipped out!
I really appreciate the feedback you gave me and will be responding to comments in the next day or so. It sounds like Etsy might be preferred because of the reviews, but Big Cartel looks nicer. Sooo, I guess I’ll keep both. For now. And I’m thrilled that a wide variety of pieces were chosen! Lapis, pyrite and brass seem to be favorites, so that’s good to know. Anyway, thank-you, thank-you!
LOTS of making has been going on. Unfortunately, they have not been successful makes, so I’ll be sharing my failures soon. Bra making is still eluding me.
A couple of weeks ago I quietly celebrated Native Clutter’s first birthday! You guys have been so kind and supportive that I wanted to do a giveaway so you could join in the fun. I’m giving away THREE pieces. All you have to do is visit nativeclutter.com then come back here and leave a comment telling me which piece you would like. That’s it. I’ll end the giveaway next Tuesday at 11:59 PM MST and randomly draw the winners the next day. I’ll ship internationally too!
If you want updates and styling ideas then also follow Native Clutter on Facebook! I also blog here.
And right now Sparrow boutique is carrying a few online exclusives like the Beaded Bibs and Luna. They have cute bags and clothing, so check them out too!
Also, what’s your opinion on Etsy vs. Big Cartel? On nativeclutter.com you can check out directly without registering for anything, but is that even a big deal? I would love some feedback on that.
As MTT readers I wanted to offer you discount codes too. Use MTT20 on either nativeclutter.com or nativeclutter.etsy.com for 20% off. There’s no expiration date.
Alrighty, back to sewing!
**Disclaimer – if you choose a piece that is sold-out during the time of the giveaway, but replaceable then you have the option of waiting (usually I can get supplies quickly) or choosing something else in stock. If it’s sold-out and one-of-a-kind then you’ll have to choose another piece. Thanks for understanding!
Edited to add: If you want a good cry-laugh please visit Knit York City’s post about holiday knitting. It’s the best.
The bad news is that I finished my first bra muslin last night and the result is a gigantic, matronly, unholy terror. See?
It might be better once the trims are applied. I had some gaping in the armholes and the shape was pretty pointy. Using Amy’s guide, I made adjustments to the pattern pieces. I’ll sew up another muslin tonight. One thing I didn’t do, I just realized, is sew down the channels and add the underwires. That seems like a pretty important step. So, I’m going to try out the underwires, then sew muslin number two.
Despite the poor fit, I’m really, really excited about the potential here and the process. It was fun to sew and took such a tiny bit of fabric. My mind is racing with ideas!
Speaking of which, and it’s all good news from here on out, I also plan on making some Rosy Ladyshorts.
I bought black lace trim to go with a lot of my stash knits. Compared to sewing a bra, undies seem relatively straight-forward. I’ve had issues in the past trying to fit bottoms (CLOVERS), but I think these will be different because of the knit fabric.
Annnnnd, I’ve added several new pieces to the shop. Get 20% off with the code SUMMER20 – it’s valid through Sunday.
I’m becoming more active on the Native Clutter FB page, so if you’d like to receive weeklyish updates go here.
It’s free-sew at DDI today, so I’m going to run over and train on the coverstitch. YAY!
So you may have noticed the shop link that I added to my sidebar. Native Clutter was a side project that turned into a main project. It’s been a blast putting it together and I’m so excited to share it with you.
It’s hard juggling so many creative interests and hobbies. I’m going to continue with shop updates and I’ll post those occasionally, but my intentions are to keep this a DIY blog with the occasional shameless plug. For being such kind readers and putting up with my sporadic posts, you get 20% off with code WELCOME20.
I also want to give a shout-out to my lovely model – meet Lillian, creator of Bustlepacks.
It’s been a gift knitting bonanza over here. I wasn’t going to make ANYTHING for ANYBODY, but an unexpected job at a LYS with a big, ol’ discount has quickly changed my mind. Gift knitting justifies hoarding, right? I think so. Anyway, if you want to lust over some patterns with me check out this, this and this. I’m all about keeping my neck warm this season.